Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Smitten...and Busy!

I became a grandma this week! Little Benjamin was born on November 12, and weighed in at 8 pounds and 3 ounces! He's a quiet and observant little fella...chubby-wubby cheeks...and I am completely smitten with him...and busy with holiday orders (for which I am so incredibly grateful) and helping Em with the baby. I just wanted to share a couple of photographs with you here. I am still recovering from almost living with Em in the hospital for an entire week. She got very sick before she was due to deliver, with sepsis from a nasty kidney infection. To be honest, I thought for a moment that I would loose her. IV antibiotics for an entire week to manage it. I have never been in a constant state of prayer like that before...ever.

Benjamin David
exhausted new grandma and baby Benjamin
I was given the honor of being present during the delivery, and the incredible grace to calmly see my daughter through a very difficult labor and delivery. Her quiet strength astounded me, and renewed my belief in my own inner strength.
I am so looking forward to watching the changing dynamics of our family...seeing the interactions...watching my husband relish being a new grandpa, and having a new baby to hold and talk to...
there is just no limit to the amount of love a heart can hold.

I wanted to share this little idea and photograph sent to me by my dear mama today. She is so creative and crafty!
Simple ingredients:
glass ornament, old rusty spring, chandelier crystal and pillar candle holder! Turn ornament upside-down, attach the crystal, set inside the spring and into the pillar candle holder and....voilĂ ! How nifty is that? I'm thinkin' maybe I'll try it with an old plate instead of a candle holder, and an old Christmas ball instead of the heavy glass ball, I'm thinking with lighter ingredients there might need to be a bit of glue involved.
whatdya think? Feel free to share this idea with friends!
cobalt blue assemblage by my mom


  1. ((Jennifer))

    Hugs and huge congratulations to you, Em, Benjamin David, and your whole family. Thank you for sharing the wonderful news and beautiful pictures. I am grateful everyone is well.

    Thinking of you always.


  2. Big congrats! he's an adorable baby...

  3. You look so beautiful with that sweet babe in your arms. It's true that your heart just grows and grows with love. I was so worried when I was pregnant with my son that I wouldn't love him. I loved my daughter so much and didn't know if there would be enough love to share with a new baby. I know now how sill that was.
    So happy for you and your family!

  4. Oh Jennifer what a beautiful little boy!! Congratulations!
    I hope your daughter is feeling better now? It must have been very trying to live through the anxiety of her being so ill at this special time! Praise God that she recovered.
    Enjoy these precious days!
    Tina xo

  5. What a beautiful baby! That's scary that she had to go thru it all. Enjoy and love them both!

  6. Congratulations on becoming a grandmother! Wishing all the best to you and your family!

  7. Congrats to you and your family! He's a beautiful baby boy! You have many blessings to be thankful for this holiday season! :-)

  8. Congrats! I'm so glad everyone is ok now.

  9. He looks wonderful in your arms Jennifer! Congratulations to your family-what a blessing that both mom and baby are safe and warm at home now!


  10. Beautiful Baby and Congrats to all of you. I am not a Grandmother yet but my daughter and her husband are trying. She is my only child and only hope for a grandbaby. I so look forward to this day with her. So very glad your daughter is well and over that nasty stuff...Blessings to all of you!!

  11. What a sweet boy!! Congratulations to you and mama + daddy, and the whole family!

  12. What a handsome baby! Such a wonderfully strong name! I am SO happy and excited for all of you as you begin this new journey together. May God continue to richly bless your entire family. :)Bear Hugs, Karen xoxoxoxoxoxoxo


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